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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:00 AM

Arctic sea ice larger than US melted this year

"DOHA, Qatar (AP) An area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted this year, according the U.N. weather agency, which said the dramatic decline illustrates that climate change is happening "before our eyes."

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"... ice cover had reached "a new record low" in the area around the North Pole and that the loss from March to September was a staggering 11.83 million square kilometers (4.57 million square miles) an area bigger than the United States.

"The alarming rate of its melt this year highlighted the far-reaching changes taking place on Earth's oceans and biosphere," WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said. "Climate change is taking place before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which have risen constantly and again reached new records."


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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. Future historians are going to love kicking around the debate issue of...

"Why in fuck's name didn't the people of that era DO something?"

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:15 AM

2. Actually the question will be

Why were they so greedy? Why didn't they just stay home and quit desiring more and more? It will be: Why did they do so much?

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:24 AM

3. They'll puzzle over how real global warming lost out to believers in a fake fiscal cliff

It's already puzzling. How nonplused will people be when they realize the national museums in DC weren't always accessible by budget gondola service?

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